The bizarre come home to roost in Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory. Fleeting daydreams turn into years long stunted relationships, science goes too far into US history, dogs navigate the meaning of “good” and “bad”, entire stories are told in the span of half-sentences, and a Minions watch holds new and aching power. The wordplay, absurdity, and bone-deep ennui of Bob-Waksberg’s previous creation, Bojack Horseman, are ever present and ready to build you up and tear you back down to the ground. Some of those sensibilities make themselves known before even opening the book, as Bob-Waksberg solicited and published blurbs from both of his grandmothers on the book jacket.
Be prepared to laugh while having your heart smashed into the pavement. It is both wholly familiar and wildly imaginative.I truly could not put it down; I read it waiting for the kitchen timer, standing in line at the store, and while walking down a busy sidewalk. Well, there was a two-day period of putting it down against my will, as I had lost it under a pile of paperwork on my desk while secretly reading at work. This collection is the closest thing to early Etgar Keret (specifically Girl on the Fridge) that I have yet to come across. I boxed up my copy and mailed it to my sister immediately after finishing. I didn’t want to tell her anything other than “trust me and read it”, just as I do not want to spill too much here. Go in hoping for magic and you will not be disappointed.